Costs Of Attendance (COA)

The average COA of Public Colleges in 2021 is $21,108 for state residents and $27,934 for out-of-state students including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room & board (on-campus), and other living expenses.
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Table. 2021 Average Costs of Attendance for Public Colleges
UndergraduateGraduate
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
Tuition & Fees$6,488$13,314$10,840$20,310
Books & Supplies$1,361$1,361
Room & Board$9,745$9,745
Other Expenses$3,514$3,514
COA$21,108$27,934$25,460$34,930
2020-2021 Average Cost of Attendance For Public Colleges

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

The average undergraduate tuition & fees of Public Colleges in 2021 is $6,488 for state residents and $13,314 for out-of-state students . Next table and chart illustrate the changes of average tuition & fees for Public Colleges over last 5 years as well as recent year average tuition & fees.
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Table. 2021 Average Undergraduate Tuition & Fees Changes for Public Colleges (2017-2021)
In-StateOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2016-2017$4,964$1,057$11,328$1,131
2017-2018$5,125$1,087$11,643$1,168
2018-2019$5,258$1,142$11,869$1,223
2019-2020$5,310$1,177$12,075$1,256
2020-2021$5,293$1,195$12,037$1,278
Public Colleges - Undergraduate Average Tuition & Fees (2017-2021)

Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The average graduate program tuition & fees of Public Colleges in 2021 is $10,840 for state residents and $20,310 for out-of-state students . Next table and chart illustrate the changes of average tuition & fees for Public Colleges over last 5 years.
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Table. 2021 Average Graduate Tuition & Fees Changes for Public Colleges (2017-2021)
In-StateOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2016-2017$9,138$1,549$17,937$1,768
2017-2018$9,411$1,557$18,315$1,769
2018-2019$9,568$1,599$18,506$1,803
2019-2020$9,660$1,645$18,822$1,822
2020-2021$9,175$1,665$18,477$1,833
Public Colleges - Graduate Average Tuition & Fees (2017-2021)

Tuition Per Credit Hour (Part-time Students)

The undergraduate average cost per credit hour of Public Colleges in 2021 is $211 for state residents and $468 for out-of-state students. The graduate average cost per credit hour is $486 for state residents and $919 for out-of-state students. . Next table and chart illustrate the changes of average tuition per credit hour over last 5 years.
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Table. 2021 Average Cost Per Credit Hour for Public Colleges (2017-2021)
UndergraduateGraduate
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
2016-2017$203$469 $466$869
2017-2018$209$479 $479$885
2018-2019$214$468 $489$903
2019-2020$217$479 $505$934
2020-2021$211$468 $486$919
Public Colleges - Average Cost Per Credit Hour (2017-2021)

Living Costs

The average living costs of Public Colleges in 2021 is $13,258 when a student lives on campus such as dormitory and school' apartment and $14,109 living off campus including room, board, and other living expenses. Next table and chart illustrate the changes of average living costs over last 5 years for Public Colleges.
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Table. 2021 Average Living Costs for Public Colleges (2017-2021)
On-CampusOff-Campus
Room&BoardOther ExpensesRoom&BoardOther Expenses
2016-2017 $8,867$3,307 $8,762$3,866
2017-2018 $9,115$3,330 $8,992$3,887
2018-2019 $9,353$3,360 $9,246$3,964
2019-2020 $9,603$3,465 $9,595$4,135
2020-2021 $9,745$3,514 $9,871$4,238
Public Colleges - Average Living Costs (2017-2021)

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